gitter gitter - 1 year ago 115
Android Question

Get person details in new google sign in Play Services 8.3

I'm trying to get a user's profile using the new Google Sign In API introduced in play services 8.3. Other than Display Name, Email and Id, I also need user's gender.


is deprecated as per play services 8.3 and also returns null for me even though


returns true.



Google Developer Console doesn't show any hits on the Google+ API. I have placed the correct google-services.json file in app/ folder of application. I even generated the SHA1 fingerprint programatically to verify if I was using the correct keystore.

How can I get the person google+ profile data (gender, family name, given name etc.) using the new sign in API?

Answer Source

IMO, you can refer to the following code:

        // [START configure_signin]
        // Configure sign-in to request the user's ID, email address, and basic
        // profile. ID and basic profile are included in DEFAULT_SIGN_IN.
        // Ref:
        // getPhotoUrl(): Gets the photo url of the signed in user.
        // Only non-null if requestProfile() is configured and user does have a Google+ profile picture.
        GoogleSignInOptions gso = new GoogleSignInOptions.Builder(GoogleSignInOptions.DEFAULT_SIGN_IN)
                .requestScopes(new Scope(Scopes.PROFILE))
                .requestScopes(new Scope(Scopes.PLUS_LOGIN))
        // [END configure_signin]

        // [START build_client]
        // Build a GoogleApiClient with access to the Google Sign-In API and the
        // options specified by gso.
        mGoogleApiClient = new GoogleApiClient.Builder(this)
                .enableAutoManage(this /* FragmentActivity */, this /* OnConnectionFailedListener */)
                .addApi(Auth.GOOGLE_SIGN_IN_API, gso)
        // [END build_client]


    public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

        // Result returned from launching the Intent from GoogleSignInApi.getSignInIntent(...);
        if (requestCode == RC_SIGN_IN) {
            GoogleSignInResult result = Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInResultFromIntent(data);

            Person person  = Plus.PeopleApi.getCurrentPerson(mGoogleApiClient);            
            Log.i(TAG, "Gender: " + person.getGender());

Logcat info:

11-20 09:06:35.431 31289-31289/com.example.googlesignindemo I/GoogleSignIn: Gender: 0

Hope this helps!

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